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Formerly known as the Westfalenstadion, the Signal Iduna Park has been named so following a sponsorship agreement. Counted as one of the best stadiums in the European Nation, the Signal Iduna Park is a treat for any football fan. It is also the home stadium of BV Borussia Dortmund. The stadium dons the color of the team that is yellow and it is very distinctly visible in the way the stadium is decorated and painted. It can accommodate a maximum of 81,360 people and has a record-breaking attendance of fans during home fixtures.
Completed in 2005, the 69,901-seat Allianz Arena is home to the popular football club Bayern Munchen and was built just in time for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, the arena is unique with its round shape and soft white facade that comes alive once it is illuminated in bright hues during games. The stadium is climate controlled and often abuzz with the roars of massive crowds cheering for their favorite teams. It also boasts of 106 luxury boxes for those wishing to go as a group. A hub of sports and culture in Germany, the stadium exudes unbridled energy of the nation's love for football.
Originally called Arena AufSchalke when it opened for the first time in 2001, the Veltins Arena was the prime football stadium in Gelsenkirchen. After a renovation costing 186 million Euros, the stadium was converted into a multi-purpose entertainment venue that could host business, social and cultural events of international caliber. Features like a retractable roof, sliding pitch, numerous restaurants, video screens and fiberglass coatings to reduce outside noise, have gone down well with organizers of major events. This stadium was used for several important events such as five matches in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 2004 UEFA Champions League Final and even three Rock im Pott Festival in the years 2012, 2013, and 2017.
Built for the 1936 Olympic Games, the Olympiastadion conjures up memories of fanatical fans and Jesse Owens sprinting and leaping for four gold medals. Today, the Olympiastadion is home to Berlin's premier soccer club, Hertha BSC, and hosts major sporting events like the ISTAF Athletics Meeting. International performers like Michael Jackson, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones and U2 have taken the crowds by storm with their dazzling concerts here. Designed to impress the world, this monumental multi-purpose arena has done just that since its reopening in 2004. Visitors can wander around the stadium on event-free days, or choose to go on a guided tour of the massive arena. The visitor's center is perfect to learn more about the fascinating history of this monumental structure.
Constructed from 2002 to 2005, the Commerzbank Arena is one of the world's largest convertible sports venues. The transparent roof gives the stadium an impressive cathedral-like feel, making this a worthy replacement of the revered old Waldstadion. The Stadium seats over 45,000 with several VIP boxes. One of the top ten football stadiums in the country, the Commerzbank Arena was chosen as one of the primary venues for several FIFA World Cup matches. Hosting international as well as domestic matches, the turf is abuzz with roars of sports lovers perennially.
Cologne's central stadium goes by many names, the most traditional being Müngersdorf Stadion, although today it's also known as the RheinEnergie Stadion and the FIFA World Cup Stadium Cologne. Home to the city's Bundesliga team FC Köln, the stadium was originally built in 1923 and reconstructed in 1975. The stadium also features numerous other sports facilities, a football museum, offers tours, and is a popular venue for large concerts.
Millerntor Stadium was constructed in 1961 as a multi-purpose venue for sports and cultural events. It has been redeveloped a couple of times to introduce modern facilities and better the experience for both spectators and players. This stadium could originally seat 32,000 spectators but renovation and modernization have made the maximum capacity a little over 29,500. Today, it is the home ground of Fussball-Club St. Pauli and many of their major matches are held here. Occasionally, Millerntor Stadium has also been the site of festivals and musicals.